• Chelsea renews interest in Juventus’s Leonardo Bonucci

    by  • June 6, 2017 • Football

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly hopeful of landing Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

    The Italian defender, who played a key part in helping bianconeri to the brink of a European and domestic treble this term, was a rumoured target for the west Londoners last year.

    It was reported at the time that Bonucci was Conte’s No.1 defensive target following their time together at Turin, but a deal could not be materialised and David Luiz was instead re-signed on transfer deadline day.

    It is understood – Conte to spend big in the coming weeks to bolster Blues’ title-winning squad, and re-ignite the interest in signing 30-year-old centre back at the top of his wishlist.

    Bonucci could supposedly be offered a four-year contact on weekly wages somewhere around £115,000, which is enough to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United, Manchester City and the latest European champions Real Madrid.